Bravo Waukegan

Empowering Children Through Music

What We Do

Research confirms that a musical education improves academic success- it literally changes the brain, by enhancing cognitive development. And we know that students who learn music show persistence, motivation, concentration and have the ability to work successfully alone and as a part of a group.

Bravo Waukegan actively supports students of Waukegan public schools by partnering with the fine arts administration to fund opportunities to grow through music. Bravo provides resources for supervised, creative programs that take place in-school, after-school and during the summer.


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Students Impacted
Each Year


In Donated


Underwritten Private
Music Lessons


Students Sponsored in
Afterschool Mariachi

Bravo’s commitment has directly
impacted so many hard-working
and hopeful families who are
dreaming big and looking for ways
to realize them.

-Waukegan Parent

Upcoming Events

Instrument Registration--Volunteers Needed!

September 11 through 13th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Miguel Juarez Middle School - 201 N. Butrick Street, Waukegan

Every year before school starts, Bravo helps WPS music faculty organize and staff instrument registration nights. Families line up, in vast numbers requesting instruments to borrow for the upcoming school year. It is here where early elementary and other first-time music students chose what they are going to play. Come see the excitement firsthand eager students sign up for the first time to take music lessons! Volunteers are needed to help parents with the registration process and other organizational duties.

Please call our office (847) 722-5821 if you are interested in volunteering and for more information about the event.

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Volunteer with Bravo

Generous supporters and volunteers enable Bravo to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many young Waukegan students. Thank you for supporting our programs financially and with your time. Together we are making a positive impact on the education and learning experience of many young people.


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